Accelerate College Completion
Saint Thomas Academy offers students a number of Advanced Placement courses for which they can earn college credit by passing the exam. Our students score very well on AP exams.
With Challenge Comes Reward
We offer a number of Advanced Placement (AP), College in the School (CIS) and Program for Advanced College Credit (PACC) courses, for which students can earn college credit. These courses demand more study time and effort than standard courses. In addition to meeting the prerequisites, students must be highly motivated and willing to study more independently, and at an accelerated rate.
2016-17 Available AP Courses (test date):
- Biology (May 8)
- Calculus AB and BC (May 9)
- Chinese Language at Visitation (May 4)
- Government—American & Comparative (May 11)
- English Literature (May 3)
- Environmental Science (May 1)
- French Language at Visitation (May 9)
- Macroeconomics (May 10)
- Microeconomics (May 12)
- Spanish Language at Visitation (May 2)
- Statistics (May 11)
- U.S. Government and Politics (May 4)
- U.S. History (May 5)
- World History (May 11)
CIS courses require students to purchase their own books, complete a University of Minnesota form, and pay an additional tuition fee. In the Program for Advanced College Credit (PACC), Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota offers optional credit to students enrolled in AP Biology or Honors Advanced Morality. Students pay a modest tuition fee to Saint Mary’s University.